6 Comfort Foods That Aren't Bad For You

6 Comfort Foods That Aren’t Bad For You
July 28, 2017 Striders

Don’t let your downtime be the reason you have to workout harder the next time you exercise. Comfort foods can be satisfying without being unhealthy. Check out these ideas for healthy meals, snacks and foods you can eat when you’re watching TV or chilling out!

1. Mini Taco Stuffed Capsicums

These mini tacos are great for lunch or dinner, and you can make extra and freeze them for snacks. It’s always good to have something healthy in the freezer or fridge if you get the munchies. They only take a few minutes to reheat in the microwave too, so you aren’t wasting precious Netflix time! The initial prep takes a bit longer, as you have to slice them in half and remove the seeds, prepare the mince and stuff them. But the cooking time in the oven is only about 15 minutes, and it’s definitely worth the treat your taste buds will receive!

Get the full recipe here.

2. Lettuce Wrapped Cheeseburgers

Too many carbs can translate into fat if you’re not careful. Carb-laden dinners are a common pitfall for many people who’re looking to lose weight. But staying healthy doesn’t mean giving up your favourite, traditionally bread-heavy meals. Take burgers for instance; just take out the bun! This recipe creates lettuce wrapped cheeseburgers that are big on flavour and low on carbs.

Get the full recipe here.

3. Zucchini Chips

These oven baked zucchini chips are incredibly moreish and so much better for you than regular chips that are loaded with salt and oil. Since zucchini season is all year round in Brisbane, you’ll have plenty of reasons to stock up on this plentiful, healthy vegetable. They’ll even keep for three days in an airtight container so you can have them on standby when you start to get hangry at work!

Get the full recipe here.

4. Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

Next time you get a craving for breadsticks with a meal or as a snack, turn to this alternative. Oozing with cheesy goodness, these gluten free, low carb breadsticks utilise cauliflower rice as the main ingredient, so they’re super healthy. Best of all they only take about half an hour to make. This versatile recipe also gives you the option to use the cauliflower base to make a pizza.

Get the full recipe here.

5. Greek Yoghurt Blueberry Pancakes

There’s nothing better than waking up to pancakes for breakfast, but it’s even nicer when they’re totally healthy. This recipe includes Greek yoghurt and blueberries for creamy light pancakes that are sweet without the sugar.

Get the full recipe here.

6. Frozen Grapes

If you’re craving something sweet, try frozen grapes. They’re a much healthier alternative to chocolate, and the natural sugars will satisfy your sweet tooth. Frozen grapes are perfect for late night snacks as they’re guilt free and won’t get your energy up before bed, unlike many other frozen desserts. Simply wash the grapes (seedless are best) and put them in a plastic cup in the freezer. To retain flavour, don’t freeze for longer than four to five hours.

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